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¡Nae Pasaran! the film, at The Showroom, Sheffield

 

In 1974, factory workers in Scotland refused to repair jet engines from the Chilean Air Force in protest against Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship. The workers never found out the scale of their impact. Until now.

The Showroom, Tuesday 18th September at 18.30.
Q&A after the film.


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Chile 40 Years On network

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Chilean coup d’etat  that ousted the constitutional president of Chile, Salvador Allende, from office and gave rise to the vicious dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet 11th September  2013. The Chile 40 Years On network has been set up to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Chilean human and social tragedy brought about by Pinochet’s dictatorship.

Thousands of people were tortured and killed, others ‘disappeared’ at the hands of the authorities, the secret police and more were illegally detained. Men, women and children were rounded up by the military and taken from their homes. Most were never seen alive by their families again. 1 million people were forced  into exile. Read the rest of this entry »

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